2021 Annual Institute - VIRTUAL

Advocacy in Community/Public Health Nursing Policy, Education, and Research.   

Live Plenaries June 10-11, 2021
Pre-recorded presentations available June 1-30, 2021

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The 2021 ACHNE Annual Institute is going virtual! Building off the success of the 2020 Virtual Institute, the Program Committee is excited to dive into exploring innovative ways to bring members together online.  Updates will be posted as they become available.

As always, attendees with questions are welcome to contact us at ACHNE@meinet.com  

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Annual Institute 2021 Resources 

2021 Complete Abstract Compendium
Download the 2021 Complete Abstract Compendium to view abstracts and summaries for all 2021 Annual Institute keynotes, live presentations, on-demand podium and symposium presentations, posters, and student posters.

2021 Author Listing - Podium Symposium Poster
2021 Author Listing - Student Posters
The 2021 AI Author Listing and Student Author Listing files are a "Who's who" of the 2021 Annual Institute.  You will be able to search the 2021 Annual Institute On-demand platform by author, title, or reference number.

2021 Attendance Continuing Education Tracker
You may find it difficult to keep track of the content you view between on-demand presentations, posters, and live sessions.  We have provided this convenient document for you to record the date you view on-demand content and any notes or feedback you may want to provide to the author.  This is to assist you in completing the 2021 AI evaluation and for your records only.  It is not required to receive continuing education credit. 

Annual Institute Schedule of Events

I Run 4 Future Generations

Lace up your running shoes and join us - virtually- for the first annual ACHNE 5k.  Proceeds from the 5K registration will support the new ACHNE Student Scholarship program.

Runners that register by May 27th will receive an exclusive  "I Run 4 Future Generations" t-shirt.  Complete your 5K when and how you prefer then report your results between June 1 - 30.  

Runner Registration is OPEN


To provide a scholarly and supportive meeting ground for those committed to excellence in community and public health nursing education, research, and practice, focusing on advocacy. 

Intended Audience

Public health nurses, public health and community health nursing educators, public health leaders, and students and partners interested in public health, health equity, population health, and other public health issues.

Conference Objectives

  1. Explore the role of the nurse as a change agent in creating systems that bridge the delivery of health care and social needs care in the community.
  2. Enhance advocacy skills for populations through innovative educational models or programs.
  3. Discuss implications and potential impacts of current and emerging public health policies and programs on population health.
  4. Explore use of technology in advocating for policy change.
  5. Identify research needed to identify or develop effective nursing practices for eliminating gaps and disparities in health care.
  6. Identify strategies for developing systems-based practices that influence policies that impact communities and populations.  

Continuing Education

This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit will be awarded as follows:

  • For the live presentations on June 10th and 11th - Continuing nursing education credit will be awarded for the actual time spent in the conference. Participants must complete an electronic evaluation form for each session to earn contact hours.
  • For the enduring presentations (including ePosters and pre-recorded podium/symposium presentations) – Continuing nursing education credit will be awarded for the actual time spent viewing the material. Participants must complete an electronic evaluation form for each session to earn contact hours. 

Viewing all content available can yield 27.1 contact hours of continuing education.